What Is Dyscalculia?

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What Is Dyscalculia?

Some schools refer to it as a mathematics learning disability. You may even hear kids and parents call it math dyslexia. Dyscalculia and dyslexia are not the same thing.


What Are The Causes Of Dyscalculia?

Dyscalculia can result in underdevelopment of the brain. Dyscalculia often co-occurs with other learning difficulties such as dyslexia, dyspraxia, attention deficit and hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), and specific language impairment (SLI).

Academic and Psychology Support for Dyscalculia

Kids with dyscalculia need extra support to help them stay on track in math class, handle homework and deal with tests. Trying different types of support can help you and your child find the right tools for his needs. Educational specialists who know the right methods, the right tools, the right accommodation and most importantly they know how to address anxiety in students and support their self-esteems will be helpful for you child.

How Do We Deal With Dyscalculia?

We follow classroom accommodation and multisensory instruction.
•    Accommodations changes that remove barriers of learning
•    Accommodations changes according to how kids learn, not what they learn
•    We use all accommodation category such as change in presentation, response, setting, timing and scheduling
•    We use multisensory instruction to teach maths. This teaching approach uses sight, touch, hearing and movement to give students different ways to learn skills and understand concepts. These techniques often teach math concepts in a logical way in which one skill builds on the next.
•    Using objects to see quantities and how they change provides a concrete way of understanding how certain math concepts work. It can also help kids develop number sense and make stronger connections to what they’re learning.

What We Do In Class Learning?

•    Teachers will review what the students already learned before teaching new skills
•    Teachers let the students talk about how to solve problems
•    Teachers ask the students write out charts or draw sketches to solve problems
•    Teachers use graph paper to help line up numbers and problems
•    Teachers give the students a list of the maths formulas taught in the class
•    Teachers use manipulatives such as coins, blocks, and puzzles
•    Teachers create separate worksheets for word problems and number problems
•    They highlight or circle key words and numbers on word problems
•    We allow extra time on tests
•    Use a chart of math facts or multiplication table
•    Teachers check often by quizzes to make sure students understand the concept and capable to apply in answering questions